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Kahlil Philander

Assistant Professor
Hospitality Business Management


Phone: (425) 405-1659


  • PhD (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
  • MA (University of Toronto)
  • BBA (University of British Columbia)

Kahlil Philander

Dr. Kahlil Philander is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Business Management. He also holds an appointment as an Honorary Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney. His research interests are in the socio-economic impacts of gambling. Previously, he was the Director of Social Responsibility at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation where he oversaw the GameSense program, and an Assistant Professor and Director of Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ International Gaming Institute. Dr. Philander was named to Global Gaming Business Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, and received the Research of the Year Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling. He holds a Ph.D. from UNLV, an MA in economics from the University of Toronto, and a BCom with Honors in finance from the University of British Columbia.

Journal Articles

  • Kahlil Philander Regional impacts of casino availability on gambling problems: Evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey Tourism Management, 2019
  • Wood, Richard T. A., Wohl, Michael J. A., Nassim Tabri, Kahlil Philander Measuring Responsible Gambling amongst Players: Development of the Positive Play Scale Frontiers in Psychology, 2017
  • Kahlil Philander, YunYing Zhong Twitter sentiment analysis: Capturing sentiment from integrated resort tweets International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2016
  • Kahlil Philander, Carola Raab, Orie Berezan Understanding Discount Program Risk in Hospitality: A Monte Carlo Approach Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2016
  • Kahlil Philander, Abarbanel, Brett L. L., Toni Repetti Consumer spending in the gaming industry: evidence of complementary demand in casino and online venues INTERNATIONAL GAMBLING STUDIES, 2015
  • Kahlil Philander, Bo Bernhard, Bradley Wimmer, Ashok Singh, William Eadington US casino revenue taxes and short-run labor outcomes Journal of Policy Modeling, 2015
  • Kahlil Philander, B. Abarbanel Determinants of Internet Poker Adoption JOURNAL OF GAMBLING STUDIES, 2014
  • Kahlil Philander Identifying high-risk online gamblers: a comparison of data mining procedures INTERNATIONAL GAMBLING STUDIES, 2014
  • Kahlil Philander, Terri-Lynn MacKay Online gambling participation and problem gambling severity: is there a causal relationship? INTERNATIONAL GAMBLING STUDIES, 2014
  • Kahlil Philander Specific or ad valorem? A theory of casino taxation Tourism Economics, 2014
  • Kahlil Philander, Susan Roe The impact of wage rate growth on tourism competitiveness Tourism Economics, 2013

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Book Chapter Kahlil Philander A normative analysis of gambling tax policy